Milan’s food hot spots

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panini sandwichLA PÂTISSERIE DES RÊVES

The Parisian chain founded seven years ago by pastry chef Philippe Conticini, an icon of contemporary fine cuisine and father of the French pastry renaissance, chose the heart of Milan for its first Italian outpost. Just a few minutes from the famed Piazza del Duomo, this enchanting, colorful new spot offers its quintessential concoctions for sweet indulgences, as well as a curated menu of savory treats for the celebrated Milanese aperitif.

La Pâtisserie des Rêves,

Corso Magenta 7, Milan

DA GIORDANO IL BOLOGNESE

Da Giordano Il Bolognese is steeped in period ambiance, from its wood-heavy decor to its fine tablecloths and impeccable waiters in white shirts and black bow ties. Though it has been around since the 1950s, it is still a mandatory stop for authentic Italian cuisine.

Da Giordano Il Bolognese, Via Torti,

at the corner of Corso Genova 3, Milan

PANINI DURINI

Since it opened in 2011, this panini bar has been considered one of the city’s best sandwich spots thanks to its hot panini featuring delicious, ultra-fresh ingredients stuffed into sublime bread – perfectly light and crispy. At lunchtime, Milan’s residents descend upon it in droves and when you peek at the storefront, you know why: everything looks good enough to eat!

Panini Durini, Via Durini 26, Milan

PASTICHÉRI

These beautiful cakes are truly a feast for the eyes! Everything at PastiChéri is made on site with quality products in the adjacent laboratory. The brioches will knock you out and the fruit tarts will stop you in your tracks, while the perfect little cookies and three chocolate cake will turn you into an addict! An address that never disappoints.

PastiChéri, Via Lugi Canonica 72, Milan